Hanoi's Best and Wildest Banh Mi, from Pork Floss to French Fries
Alongside classics like grilled pork, Hanoi banh mi vendors are creating new mashups (think French fries and fermented sausage) that wouldn’t be out of place in NYC’s culinary scene.
Meet Donald Trump's Grassroots Campaigners
On an all new episode of 'BALLS DEEP,' Thomas Morton hangs out with the band of Trump supporters getting out the vote.
The VICE Morning Bulletin
Putin apparently wants Microsoft out of Russia, a US gas price hike is expected after a deadly pipeline explosion in Alabama, Assad plans to rule Syria until at least 2021, and more.
Vietnam's Traditional Rice Liquor Is Finally Going Global
The makers of Sơn Tinh, Vietnam's first internationally awarded rice liquor, want to revive the prestige of traditional rice-based spirits both at home and abroad.
Natalie B. Compton
A Vietnamese Designer Is Updating Eco-Design with Ancient Knowledge
Up your trip’s artistic ante by learning the craft of eco-friendly garment design.
This Restaurant Was Fined for Dressing Waitresses in Bikinis
An unnamed restaurant in Hanoi was fined last week for having waitresses who were dressed only in bikinis serve drinks to customers.
How to Eat to Stay Cool in the Summer Heat of Hanoi
Hanoi has already reached 106 degrees this summer. In an effort to cool off, I investigated the confusing system of foods that are considered "hot" and "cold" by Vietnamese tradition.
Vietnamese Ice Cream Hysteria Spans Three Cultures
Ice cream shops fill up as early as at 9:30 AM, and I’ve personally witnessed locals eating kem—a.k.a. Vietnamese ice cream—on the back of a motorbike in winter rain.
Baby Pigs in Basque Country, Banh Mi Porn, and All the Other Edible News You Missed This Week
Miss our extensive visit to Basque Country or our deep dive into the banh mi of Hanoi? There are still plenty of crumbs, so check out the leftovers here.
Thanksgiving Is Becoming a Major Event in Hanoi
Four decades after the Vietnam war, Thanksgiving is becoming popular in Hanoi. Recreating traditional Thanksgiving dishes, however, requires resourcefulness and patience, but can result in some pretty unique interpretations.
Elisabeth Rosen and Lucy Sexton
Exploring Vietnam's Lunchtime Sex Motels
Nha Nghis—cheap hotels you can rent by the hour—are used by everyone from young couples in love to serial cheating sleazebags to prostitutes looking for a place to do business that's safer than the streets.
In Vietnam, "Depraved" Blogging Could Get You Locked Up for a Decade
On May the 16th, another blogger, Dinh Nguyen Kha, was sentenced to ten years in jail for "distributing anti-State propaganda" and "deliberately causing injuries."